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Power Module Application Engineer

at Cree in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description

Job Summary

As an Applications Engineer for the Power Module business you will be responsible for pre- and post-sales technical support for both existing and new customers for various applications, especially for automotive chargers, automotive traction drives, grid tied power electronics, and power supplies. Also, this position will have opportunity to lead reference designs (AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC converters) using SiC power modules for those targeted applications. A successful candidate will have a strong technical skill of designing high frequency power converters and understanding of the selling process and experience directly supporting customers with technical product specifications, product selection, system design, reliability, quality and manufacturing process. This position requires interaction with customers at all levels of system design/development, components, quality engineering.

What canWolfspeed do for you?


  • Opportunity to work with leading edge technology enabling customer to develop new products.

  • Opportunity to have direct impact on business, and lead company direction to achieve success/maximize results.

  • Opportunity to work with talented world class scientists and engineers.

  • Competitive salary and benefit.

What can you do for Wolfspeed?


  • Assist customer design engineers to successfully incorporate Wolfspeed Silicon Carbide power modules in their products. Provide remote and on-site customer support

  • Answer technical inquiries from existing and prospective customers with proper documentation and timely feedback/analysis

  • Provide pre- and post-sales technical support for Wolfspeed direct sales and distributors through customer presentations and product demonstrations

  • Be a leader in designing, developing, documenting reference and demonstration platforms for SiC Power product target applications

  • Develop and present materials at technical seminars, tradeshows and distributor training

  • Support new product launches, including training for Wolfspeed sales engineers and regional channel partners

  • Provide marketing department and product managers with consolidated customer requirements to define new products and product enhancements

What you need for success:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent degree

  • Self-motivated with a great passion for power systems and power devices, providing world-class technical support to customers and growing Wolfspeed’s SiC Power Business

  • Understanding of some of power circuit topologies (AC/DC, DC/DC, DC/AC)

  • Experience in mitigation of EMI/EMC in switching power supply

  • Experience in schematic capture and PCB layout for minimal stray inductance and capacitance, placement strategies for high switching speed and high-power applications

  • Experience in developing thermal management approaches for power electronics

  • Experience in simulation tools (Spice, PLECS, etc) for power conversion

  • Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills

Highly preferred skills and certifications


  • Master or PhD. Degree in Electrical engineering

  • Prior experience in leading a power electronics design team

  • Prior experience in SiC high-power applications (> 10kW)

  • Experience in high-frequency magnetic design (>200kHz-500kHz)

  • Transformer and Inductor design for SiC

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Posting: JC189999097

Posted On: Aug 15, 2021

Updated On: Sep 22, 2021